The French actor has decided to laugh at himself in an ad campaign for French television.
In an original way to promote the upcoming Asterix and Obelix movie, Depardieu and his co-star in the film appear in character in a parody of the now-infamous act of urinating on a plane.
In the video, Depardieu, in his role as Obelix, is accompanied by his friend Edouard Baer (who plays Asterix), who had earlier defended him in the scandal.
The case caused a stir in August. While traveling by plane to Dublin in the company of Edouard Baer, Gérard Depardieu urinated in a plane cabin after he was refused permission by a flight attendant to use the rest room during takeoff.
This time, there is no emergency to relieve his bladder, but his character’s love for wild boar.
“I can’t wait, I must have one now,” he insists, as his friend Asterix and the hostess try to dissuade him from throwing a “swine” roast during the takeoff, to no avail.
The clip also parodies the response of the passengers that were on the plane as one of them immediately calls a radio station to report the incident.